Credit Validation for Law Enforcement

Get Graduate-Level University Credits for Law Enforcement Training

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OVERVIEW

The has partnered with leading regional and national law enforcement training programs to offer a pathway for their students to earn regionally-accredited graduate level extension credit for their work. This process is called “credit validation,” and generally involves providing USD copies of your completed work for evaluation and grading by a University faculty member.

Most credit validation options are available only to law enforcement professionals who are enrolling in the online (MS-LEPSL) program. The credit validation process allows you to earn transfer credit toward the completion of your MS-LEPSL degree.

FBI LEEDA Trilogy

The has partnered with  to give Trilogy graduates the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 6 graduate-level extension units that can be applied to the completion of the MS-LEPSL degree.

California Command College

The has partnered with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to give graduates of POST’s Command College the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 12 graduate-level extension units. MS-LEPSL enrollment is not required.

San Diego County Regional Leadership Institute

The has partnered with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to give  graduates the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 6 graduate-level extension units that can be applied to the completion of the MS-LEPSL degree.

Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute

The has partnered with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to give graduates of the  the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 6 graduate-level extension units that can be applied to the completion of the MS-LEPSL degree.

Senior Management Institute for Police

The has partnered with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to provide the  graduates with the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 6 graduate-level extension units that can be applied to the completion of USD’s MS-LEPSL degree.

Who are these programs for?

USD’s Law Enforcement Leadership Credit Validation Program is meant for any law enforcement personnel who have completed any of the following training programs:

  • FBI-LEEDA’s Trilogy (Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute)
  • San Diego County Regional Leadership Institute
  • Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Academy
  • California POST Command College

For all training programs above except Command College, credit validation is open only to students planning to enroll in the ’s M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (MS-LEPSL) program. Students who have completed California POST’s Command College can request credit validation without subsequent enrollment in the MS-LEPSL program.